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Class of ’17: The Salem Ed Foundation Scholarship Application is now online –

Salem Seniors: Interested in applying for scholarships? Be sure to check out the scholarship page found under Student Resources.

The prom will be held on April 29, 2017.  Tickets will be sold during lunches on April 11, April 13, April 24, and April 25.

Salem Ed Foundation Scholarship Application is Online

This message is being posted by SHS on behalf of the Salem Educational Foundation and Alumni Association.

Dear Parents and Seniors:

The Salem Educational Foundation and Alumni Association was organized as a 501 C (3) organization in 1983.  An all-volunteer Board of Directors operates and governs the Foundation.  The Foundation’s primary purpose is to develop endowments from individuals and organizations that are dedicated to improving and promoting the continuing education of City of Salem students.  The Foundation then utilizes these endowments to fund scholarships which are awarded to high school seniors each year.  Since 1983, the Foundation has awarded over 3 million dollars to Salem High School graduates.  

The Foundation is committed to awarding as many scholarships as its resources will allow in 2017.  Despite the challenging economic conditions of the past few years both families and organizations alike have come forward with generous donations to honor and memorialize worthy goals and noteworthy individuals.  Eligible as charitable deductions of federal income taxes, contributions to the Foundation ultimately help to establish a continuing legacy by funding educational endowments.

The list of awards to be presented by the Salem Educational Foundation and Alumni Association can be viewed on our website.  Please review carefully the purpose of each endowment and, in some cases, note the restrictions that are imposed for applicants.  You may follow this link to the application descriptions.    

This year we are proud to announce that the application process will be online.  Review the questions carefully prior to completing the application as the form cannot be saved and worked on later.   Please direct requests for additional information regarding the application itself to Mrs. Kelly Dalaski at

If you choose to apply for a Foundation scholarship, your application must be submitted by 3:00 PM on March 24, 2017.
No Exceptions Will Be Made To The Deadline.

Scholarship recipients will be notified by SHS’s School Messenger Email Service and students will receive their awards during the Community Scholarship Night reception at Salem High School on June 6, 2017.  Winners are expected to attend the reception.


The Foundation extends its congratulations and best wishes to all 2017 Salem High School graduates.


Tommy McDonald, III


Morning Drop Off Information for SHS Parents

As always, we encourage you to have your child ride the bus in the mornings as it is the safest and most efficient means of getting young people to school.  However, if you choose to navigate the daily traffic jam in order to drop your child off at SHS, there is something you could do that would greatly help the process.

When you pull into the drop off lane in front of the school, please have your child exit your vehicle as soon as your car comes to a stop due to natural flow of traffic.  When parents wait until they get all the way up to the front doors of the school to release their child it causes traffic to move very slowly.  Please release your child wherever you are when your car is forced to stop and then pull into the left-hand through lane to exit.

Virginia Department of Education: School Quality ProfilesThe Virginia Department of Education has produced a short video to help acquaint with the new School Quality Profiles.  The Video may be found on the Virginia Department of Education’s YouTube Channel.